People who have diabetes are prone to dry skin, especially when blood glucose levels are running high. High blood glucose levels can cause moisture loss from the skin, leaving it feeling tight, dry and itchy. And dry skin can increase your risk of developing infections. Another cause of dry skin in people with diabetes is neuropathy (nerve damage), especially if the neuropathy is in the legs and feet. Damaged nerves mean that the skin is less likely to sweat. As unpleasant as sweating may seem, it’s necessary to keep your skin soft and moist.
There are a lot of steps that you can take to keep your skin healthy, soft and moisturized. Using a mild soap and avoiding super-hot showers or baths are two ways. Another important way to help your skin stay hydrated is to use a mild (but effective) moisturizer, such as CeraVe Moisturizing Cream. This cream contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid — ingredients that replenish the skin’s protective barrier and help the skin retain moisture. Effective for people who have dry or sensitive skin (but suitable for any skin type), CeraVe Moisturizing Cream was developed with the help of dermatologists. It’s non-comedogenic, oil- and fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic. This non-greasy, fast-absorbing cream can be used on your face and your body for healthy looking and feeling skin. Forget about spending a small fortune on overpriced creams and lotions that don’t deliver. You’ll love how CeraVe Moisturizing Cream works. Your wallet will love it, too!